Why didn't Obama try to stop the obesity crisis by putting those on food stamps on Michelle's school lunch diet?

Washington Post:
Agricultural secretary freezes Michelle Obama’s plan to fight childhood obesity

Sonny Perdue said his department would slow the implementation of rules on sodium, whole grains and sweetened milks. The stricter nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches was one of the former first lady’s signature accomplishments.
Many children saw the Michelle diet as more like a famine.  Its biggest creation was an incredible growth in food waste by providing things that kids would not eat.  But if it were really good for you why wasn't it sued on the much bigger problem of adult obesity that leads to diabetes and worse.  Why are chips and sweets SNAP eligible?  Are sodas also SNAP eligible?  If so, why?

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